Dorothy Kjos

Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the United Lutheran Church in Langdon for Dorothy Kjos, 95, of Langdon, who passed away October 20, 2017 at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Posted 10/26/17

Burial was at Loma Cemetery.

Dorothy Luverne Rouse was born June 27, 1922 in Munich to Chester and Addie (Howell) Rouse. When she was young, her family moved from Munich to Loma. She attended school and graduated from Loma High School. She married Lance Kjos on December 28, 1941 in Nekoma. They lived in the Loma area where they farmed and raised their family. Later, she also worked for Cavalier County Social Services as a home health aide. In 1988, she moved to Langdon and later lived in West Fargo for a short time. She returned to the area and lived at the Good Samaritan Center in Osnabrock before moving to Maple Manor Care Center in 2012. She loved gardening and was active in the quilting activities at her churches and at home. She was fortunate enough to be able to travel many places with her siblings. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Ladies Aid at Zion Lutheran Church in Loma and also WELCA at the United Lutheran Church in Langdon.

Surviving Dorothy are her children: Marlys (Ron) Loewen of Aurora, Colo., Gayle (Gene) Smith of West Fargo, Jim (Connie) Kjos of Langdon, Debbie (Bob) Ramsey of Andover, Minn., and Jay (Janell) Kjos of Fargo; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; siblings: Alice Krohn of Osnabrock, Laura Connelly of Las Vegas, Corine Horton of Denver, and Harris (Evonne) Rouse of Grand Forks; sisters-in-law Joyce Dahl of Loma and Creola Lundquist of Hampden; and brother-in-law Ralph Spenst of Langdon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lance, son Marvin, daughter Eileen Metzler, brother Lloyd Rouse, and sisters Vivian Kruk and Lois Spenst.

Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences are available at